Definition of hand-rear in English:

hand-rear

Syllabification: hand-rear

verb

[with object]
  • (Of a person) feed and care for (a young animal) until it is fully grown: the baby gorillas were hand-reared by zookeepers after being rejected by their mothers (as adj hand-reared) hand-reared pheasants
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    • A maximum of six chicks were hand-reared at any given time.
    • The piglets, who have been rejected by their mother, are being hand-reared at the school.
    • Farmers could find themselves breaking the new rules by moving young stock, including pet lambs which need hand-rearing.

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